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Recycling Changes In Monmouthshire

Changes are being made to the way residents recycle in Monmouthshire. The new changes affect every household, we have provided some useful information after the link. 

Due to cutbacks by Monmouthshire County Council and Welsh Government their will be changes to the way we recycle across Monmouthshire. 


Monmouthshire County Council released the following statement earlier this week;

There has been lots of discussion about waste and recycling in recent weeks. Please see information about changes taking place in coming weeks – the changes are not part of the budget engagement and are part of our March on for Recycling initiative.

In coming weeks residents across Monmouthshire will receive a new glass recycling box. Following the successful glass recycling trial of over 6,500 properties in 2016, households across Monmouthshire will soon receive a new recycling box for their glass bottles and jars. The glass recycling boxes will be collected fortnightly.

From March 4th glass will no longer be accepted in recycling bags. Separating the glass into boxes will improve the quality and value of all recycling in the county.

For the majority of households, the glass boxes will be collected at the same time as household waste this is due to new vehicles which have a separate compartment for glass. Residents in rural areas will have their glass collected on smaller vehicles that can easily navigate the country lanes.

For some residents living in flats and sheltered housing, a communal wheeled bin may be provided for convenience. For elderly and disabled residents, boxes with handles can be provided for ease of carrying.

Monmouthshire’s glass will be sent to a reprocessing plant in Cwmbran then transported to be recycled into fibre glass, new glass bottles and concrete products.

The boxes and leaflet will be delivered throughout January and into early February. Residents are welcomed to contact the council if a box has not been received by 15th February via the My Monmouthshire App, visit a community hub or call 01633 644644.


Thats not all the changes that are taking place however. It is proposed to close the Five Lanes waste centre in Caerwent every Wednesday. If approved this move will take place in march, meaning that the site will only be open 6 days a week. Monmouthshire Recycling team recently released further details of the closures of the site;

We are proposing the following changes to HWRCs (household recycling centres) as follows:

Five Lanes Caerwent would close Wednesdays.
Opening hours at all sites would remain as they are now on days that they are open.
These proposals are the subject of consultations on savings to be made for the new financial year.

In addition to this, New permits will be issued to residents who wish to use the HWRC (Household Waste Recycling Centres) to avoid the risk of residents from other authorities using the centres. more information will be released on this when we receive it. 

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